About 25 years ago a World War One Star was discovered in a cottage in Marlborough Lane in Witney. It was awarded to L-Cpl George Wright of the Kings Royal Rifle Corps, who was killed in action on 24 August 1916. His army records claim that he was born in Witney, and his name appears on Witney War Memorial, but I can find no obvious birth records relating to that individual. The "Birth Index" shows a George Rowland Wright who was born in 1900 and died in 1901, and a George Frederick Wright whose birth was registered in 1902. However, this is surely not the man who received the WW1 medal, because he would only have been 14 at the time of his death - there were some very young soldiers who lied about their ages, but it seems unlikely that any of these mere boys could have become NCOs. is it possible that the army records are incorrect? Or am I missing something obvious in the civil records?